nobody knew what was going on. there was a moment when electricity went out. you could hear the streams of babies and mothers and there was an elderly couple sitting next to me. they were saying remember, i love you, remember, i love you. that was really difficult. >> a few of them had loved ones waiting to hear from them. majority of the passengers boarded buses to either galveston, houston or new orleans where they will make their final journeys home. despite the conditions out at sea most of the people praised the crew for how they handled the tough situation. >> mary quinn o'connor. the stories from all of the passengers are still pouring in. >> mothers with babies this morning here is more of their reaction after finally making it back here at home. >> the emergency power was all we had. we had no running water for the first day then we finally got a shower on monday.